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Senior Contracts Administrator

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 December 2021
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Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Senior Contracts Administrator for its Surveillance division. The Senior Contracts Administrator will be an experienced professional with a comprehensive understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures. Day-to-day activities will include proposal preparation, pre‐contract risk analysis, negotiation, troubleshooting and resolving contractual issues, and administration of U.S. government contracts. The Senior Contracts Administrator should practice proactive contracts management, respond to inquiries regarding contract obligations/revisions, and initiate the documentation to authorize work according to contractual specifications. The individual must collaborate/influence other business areas without direct authority and have experience working with U.S. Government Federal Acquisition Regulations contracts.  Experience with commercial and foreign customers is a plus.

The Senior Contracts Administrator reports into the Manager, Contracts of the Surveillance division. 


  • Reviews complex domestic proposals for compliance with requirements of Request for Proposal, with particular focus on identification and mitigation/elimination of “proposal risk” and “execution risk”.

  • Ability to draft modified/revised language for terms and conditions in response to an RFP.  

  • Working to expert knowledge of contracting concepts Federal Acquisition Regulations/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement. Demonstrate proactive contracts management

  • Knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, coupled with ability to identify

    required improvement to established policies. 

  • Ability to coordinate and manage the contracts volume as part of a major or complex proposal.

  • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills.  

  • Ability to train less experienced contract professionals.

  • Good presentation, leadership and team‐building skills. 

  • Ability to determine appropriate flow down provisions for subcontracts and material procurement

Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in a related field

  • Minimum 8 years of experience directly working in a Contracts role or related field (6+ if MBA/JD)

  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Minimum 6 years of experience with government regulations (i.e., FAR/DFARS, ITAR/EAR, TINA, etc.)

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% in support of program and business development efforts.

  • Must be capable of obtaining a Secret level security clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification preferred (CCCM,CFCM,CPCM)

  • Experience working with U.S. Government and foreign customers

  • Experience working in Oracle, SharePoint, and JIRA

Saab, Inc. provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere and paid holidays.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.